Barry McCormack, New Video & Cork Show w/ Boa Morte
Good to hear from Barry McCormack again, this time with news of another hook-up with erstwhile filmmaker (and sometime double-Choice nominee) Adrian Crowley.
Read down for more detail on the video, plus startling news that Barry has persuaded Cork slowcore favourites Boa Morte to come out of hibernation for a rare live show, playing with himself at Bradley’s this coming weekend.
Don’t miss out.
The video for the song ‘When the Windows Shake’, taken from McCormack’s 2013 album Cut Throat Lane, was filmed by Choice Award winning singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley. A companion piece of sorts to the video he made for Barry’s song ‘Worse Things Happen at Sea’, which they filmed in Paris, this time they shot footage in the more familiar surrounds of Dublin city centre and amidst the faded grandeur of the promenade in Bray. Scenes of cheap raincoats, scraggy pigeons and some majestic views of Killiney Bay are juxtaposed with lyrics about a town under threat from apocalyptic flooding, social disorder and illegal tobacco products.
The songs on Barry’s latest album Cut Throat Lane were described by The Handsome Family’s lyricist Rennie Sparks as ‘gritty short films that deeply and sensitively evoke the dark, damp streets of modern Dublin…like James Joyce’s Dubliners McCormack’s new album is a story of Dublin told from many voices…turning dark doings into beautiful art’.
The Irish Times gave it four stars, saying ‘there is surely not a better narrative lyricist in Ireland…brilliant’.
Barry McCormack and his band, with guests Let’s Get Lost, play Seanachai, Kinsale on May 2nd, Mr. Bradley, Cork city on May 3rd (with very special guests Boa Morte), The Pumphouse, Kilkenny on May 4th as part of the Kilkenny Roots Festival (without guests Let’s Get Lost) and The Cobblestone, Dublin on May 17th.